October 21, 2016

Review | Silk Naturals Velvet Matte Lipstick in "Garter"


Silk Naturals Velvet Matte Lipstick in Garter


Silk Naturals is a very affordable non-toxic brand, and being the lipstick addict that I am, I knew I HAD to try their Velvet Matte Lipsticks! These lipsticks retail for $5.99, and are available exclusively through the Silk Naturals Website.


Silk Naturals is formulated without parabens, talc, nano particles, petroleum products, powdered starches, and bismuth oxychloride. The brand is Cruelty-Free, and most of their products are Vegan, including the Velvet Matte Lipsticks.


Let's get in to the review!





Silk Naturals claims:

Velvet Matte Lipsticks are packed with pigment, and nourishing oils like jojoba, and meadowfoam. They condition and add super saturated color. There is a little bit of sheen from the oils that goes away within the first hour. To get them to be completely matte just give them a little blot.

These are a true multi-purpose product. You can use them as a lipstick, or blot to make them into a lip liner. They're also wonderful as cream blushes.




Packaging


The Velvet Matte Lipsticks are packaged in a small plastic lipstick tube. The bullet is cut flat, and you must twist up from the bottom to dispense more product. 


While it's not the most stylish or glamorous packaging, it's simple and functional. I actually love how small the tube is---it fits perfectly inside my much smaller purse.



Product


Garter is a light nude pinky plum with a slightly cool undertone and a natural cream finish. The color is very similar to Burt's Bees Lipstick in Lily Lake, but lighter and less high shine. This color would best suit those with fair to light skin tones. 


The Silk Naturals website currently has 28 shades of the Velvet Matte Lipstick formula available.


The formula is very creamy and opaque. I had no trouble achieving complete opacity with one pass. The consistency is on the thin side, not as thick and emollient as the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche formula.


The lipstick has a slight scent---not plastic or floral, but something---but it does not linger upon application.


Once the formula sets, it remains creamy towards the center of the lips but dries down around the outer portion of the lips. It does not feel uncomfortable or drying.



Silk Naturals Velvet Matte Lipstick in "Garter"


Silk Naturals Velvet Matte Lipstick in "Garter"


Silk Naturals Velvet Matte Lipstick in "Garter"





Performance


Garter wore well for about 5 to 6 hours before the color began to fade near the center of the lips.


This is by far one of the best long wearing formulas I have seen for lighter shades; many wear off between 2 and 3 hours. 


This formula did not bleed outside the lip lines or smear, and while not highly creamy, it did not feel drying throughout the day.



Ingredients:

Fractionated coconut oil, Castor Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Candelilla Wax, Carnauba Wax, Vanilla scented fractionated coconut oil. Also contains: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Manganese Violet



Overall


I absolutely love the formula of this lipstick! It is creamy, comfortable to wear, and excellent staying power! This shade truly is my perfect "my lips but better" shade. It's perfect for the Fall everyday lip color for those with fair to light skin tones. These lipsticks are free of any nasty chemicals, are inexpensive, and have a great shade selection, couldn't ask for more!









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